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December 28

1832 – The Prophet Joseph Smith receives additional portions of the revelation recorded as Doctrine and Covenants 88 and known as the “Olive Leaf,” which he called “the Lord’s message of peace to us.” (History of the Church, 1:302-312)

1835 – The Council of Seventy met to render an account of their missions. The Prophet Joseph writes that “his heart was made glad while listening to the relation of those that had been laboring in the vineyard of the Lord, with such marvelous success” (History of the Church, 2:346).

1841 – The Prophet Joseph Smith records that he “baptized Sidney Rigdon in the font, for and in behalf of his parents; also baptized Reynolds Cahoon and others” (History of the Church, 4:486).

1842 – The Prophet Joseph and his company continued on their journey to Springfield, Illinois. They traveled to Rushville and stayed at Mr. Stevenson’s Tavern. In the evening, he and his brother Hyrum were measured for height, both standing six feet tall.

1998 – A major revision of the Church Handbook of Instructions was completed. For the first time, all the priesthood and auxiliary leader guides were included in a two-volume handbook. This work replaced thirty earlier handbooks and publications.

2006 – Deseret Book announced they had acquired publisher Covenant Communications and the Seagull Book chain of stores.

2011 – President Thomas S. Monson becomes the first President of the LDS Church named to the 10 Most Admired Men list. In a Gallup/USA Today poll taken December 15-18, President Monson was number 10 on the list.

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